No.-15-Plastic-Bullets-and-the-Law-March-1990 Plastic bullets, officially called baton rounds, were first introduced as a riot control weapon by the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1973. The Royal Ulster Constabulary began to use them in 1978. Since then more than 54,000 rounds have been fired and the weapon has completely replaced rubber bullets. Late in 1989, re-affirmed...
No.-8-Plastic-bullets-and-the-law-1985 (updated by pamphlet No. 15) (see also plastic Bullets briefing No. 40) This is an updated version of a document issued by the Committee on the Administration of Justice prior to its Annual Conference in May, 1983. Its purpose is to provide straightforward factual and legal information to ordinary members of the public about...
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